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Jul
6
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Alexander Cooley (Director, Harriman Institute; Claire Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College) weighs in on President Trump's business connections to Central Asia in McClatchyDC.
Jun
30
Friday, June 30, 2017
In a feature published in Balkan Insight (June 30, 2017), Tanya Domi (SIPA) is quoted in a story on the signing of a declaration by leaders of the Orthodox, Islamic, Jewish and Catholic communities denouncing the stigmatization of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence as Bosnia’s Inter-religious Council continues efforts to promote reconciliation.
Jun
28
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, writes in the Washington Post that "dismissing the very idea of corruption has in fact become the default position of the Putin regime."
Jun
20
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
In the second episode of our new podcast with EurasiaNet, Masha Udensiva-Brenner sits down with two experts to discuss the gay purges in Chechnya and the political context in which they occurred. Guests: Rachel Denber, Deputy Director, Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch; Thomas de Waal, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe. Subscribe on iTunes.
Jun
20
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tanya Domi (International and Public Affairs) co-authored an opinion piece, with Praveen Madhiraju, on "Aleksandar Vucic’s Broken Promises to America" in the Balkan Insight (19 June 2017): "President Vucic has repeatedly promised to resolve the murders of the Albanian-American Bytyqi brothers in Serbia in 1999, so when he visits Washington, the US must pressure him to finally deliver."
Oct
2
Monday, October 2, 2017
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a talk with Yulia Kleiman, Senior Lecturer at the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts and Chief Editor of the cultural journal Petersburg Theatergoer

Nov
30
Thursday, November 30, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TBA
Please join the Harriman Institute and New York University's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a panel discussion with Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, about his new book, The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas. Discussant: Alexandra Vacroux. Chairs: Alexander Cooley and Joshua Tucker.